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Relationship between strategic training and organizational profitability: a partial least square (PLS-SEM) approach

Ilyas, Mohammed and Cheng, Wei Hin and Adnan, Zurina (2016) Relationship between strategic training and organizational profitability: a partial least square (PLS-SEM) approach. International Review of Management and Marketing, 6 (S7). pp. 256-264. ISSN 2146-4405

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Training evolved from an administrative function, then as an investment to build a human capital and now currently a strategic initiative, aiming at achieving the competitive advantage and organizational profitability.A trained, skilled and capable workforce can perform not only the function of product generation but also that of value creation for all stakeholders especially in an era of increasing employee turnover, decline of employee productivity and low organizational profitability, which are issues of strategic importance faced by any organization.This research study attempts to examine relationship between training and organizational profitability and also what different roles and strategic initiatives are co-constructed around it leading to organization profitability.For the purpose of this study, strategy-linked training is termed as specialized learning to distinguish it from general on-the-job training.The data was collected through a questionnaire administered on randomly selected respondents from 5 different organizations and analyzed with SPSS and Smart PLS softwares.The findings of the study revealed that specialized (strategic) training is an important predictor of profitability in an organization, more than the usual, on the job training.In the end, this study concludes that organizational profitability is largely dependent upon a kind of strategized learning.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue for "International Soft Science Conference (ISSC 2016), 11-13 April 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia"
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employee training, learning organization; on-the-job training.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Dr. Cheng Wei Hin
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 01:16
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 01:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20322

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